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The University of Toledo
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Mailing address:
The University of Toledo
Main Campus
MS 921
Toledo, OH 43606-3390

Department Secretary:
Ruth Ann Easterwood
Gillham Hall Room 5000
419.530.2461
ruthann.easterwood@
utoledo.edu

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Interim Chair
Dr. Gregory Stone
Gillham Hall Room 5400-M
gregory.stone@utoledo.edu

Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership

Lisa Pescara-Kovach

Lisa Kovach

Dr. Lisa Pescara-Kovach
Associate Professor
Educational Psychology Program
Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership


Gillham Hall Room 5000B
Mail Stop 921
Phone:  419.530.2048
Fax:      419.530.8447
lisa.kovach@utoledo.edu

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UT anti-bullying task force 

 Oregon City Schools Anti-bullying

Dr. Pescara-Kovach teaches courses in the field of human development as well as graduate level seminars on the causes, consequences, and prevention of school violence. She is co-chair of U.T.’s Anti-Bullying Task Force and author of “School Shootings and Suicides: Why We Must Stop the Bullies.”  

She serves as Ohio Director of Bully Police USA and also works as a bullying prevention consultant in many school districts. She has given invited presentations on the topic of bullying related suicides and homicides as well as causes and consequences of bullying at the regional, state, national, and international levels. She served as Hiram College’s Margaret Clark Morgan Scholar, an award reserved for scholars who make a considerable difference in their fields. She is also the curriculum consultant for the Toledo-Lucas County Anti-Bullying Campaign, the Healthy Lucas County Community Bullying Prevention Liaison as well as content expert on the WGTE/Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio’s “Preventing Bullying = Creating Safety” campaign.
 
She is currently working under a DOJ grant, geared toward enabling colleges and universities to prevent and respond to emerging and chronic crime problems. To that end, she was recently selected to be an instructor for the DOJ’s “College Campus Violence Prevention and Protection Plan.

 

 

 

  Educational Background
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Ph.D. 1994 in Experimental Developmental Psychology, The University of Toledo, Department of Psychology
M.A. 1993 in Experimental Developmental Psychology, The University of Toledo, Department of Psychology
B.A. Cum Laude 1990 in Psychology, The University of Toledo, Department of Psychology

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  Scholarly Interests
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Bullying
School Shootings
School Violence

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  Selected Publications
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Pescara-Kovach, L. (2005). School Shootings and Suicides: Why We Must Stop the Bullies. Pearson Publishers.
 
Pescara-Kovach, L. (accepted for publication). Parenting: The Frontline in Bullying Prevention. eHearsay Journal.
 
 

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  Trainings (2012-2014)
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Ohio School Nurse Association, Mercy College of Nursing, Lucas County Health Department, Unison Behavioral Health, the Zepf Center, Oregon City Schools, Washington Local Schools, Perrysburg City Schools, Springfield Local Schools, Toledo Public Schools, Parma School District, Dayton Public Schools, Kateri/Cardinal Stritch, Notre Dame Academy, Lucas County Youth Task Force, ProMedica Hospitals, Mercy Health Partners, Kobacker Center, Sinclair Community College, Dayton University, Northwood Fire Department, Rossford Fire Department, Ohio School Resource Officer Association, Ohio Chiefs of Police, and more.

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  Vitae
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  Courses
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Early Child Development: Typical (EDP-3210; EDP-4210/5210), The University of Toledo, College of Education. Credit Hours: 3.
Average Enrollment: 30. Forty-four sections.

Child Behavior and Development-Distance Learning Format, (EDP-4210/5210-DL). The University of Toledo, Judith Herb College
of Education: Credit Hours: 3. Average Enrollment: 20. Two sections.

Social Development – Distance Learning Format, Master/Doctoral Level (EDP-6250/8250). The University of Toledo, Judith Herb
College of Education: Credit Hours: 3. Average Enrollment: 10.

Applied Psychology For Teachers – Distance Learning Format (EDP-3200). The University of Toledo, Judith Herb College of
Education: Credit Hours: 3. Average Enrollment: 30.

Seminar in Educational Psychology: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention of Bullying and School Violence (EDP-6190/8190),
The University of Toledo, Judith Herb College of Education. Credit Hours: 3. Enrollment: 15

Seminar in Violence Prevention (EDP-6190/8190), The University of Toledo, Judith Herb College of Education. Credit Hours: 3.
Enrollment 8 (6 masters, 2 doctoral level). Two sections.

Social Development (EDP-6250/8250), The University of Toledo, Judith Herb College of Education. Credit Hours: 3. Average
Enrollment: 15. Two sections.

The Role of School and Society in Preventing Bullying (TSOC 6190/8190), The University of Toledo, College of Education. Credit
Hours: 3. Enrollment: 11 (shared enrollment with Dr. Renee Martin). One section.

Early Child Development: Atypical (SPED-3220), The University of Toledo, College of Education. Credit Hours: 1.
Average Enrollment: 30. Two sections.

Adolescent Behavior and Development (EDP-3220; EDP-4220/5220), The University of Toledo, College of Education. Credit Hours:
3. Average Enrollment: 35. Five sections.

Life Span Development (EDP-3290), The University of Toledo, College of Education. Credit Hours: 3. Average enrollment: 35. One
section.

Social Development, The University of Toledo, College of Education. Credit Hours: 3. Average enrollment: 10. Two sections

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 Projects
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School Violence Prevention Initiatives:
1) Trainer, U.S. Department of Justice, Campus Prevention and Protection Plan
2) Community Bullying Prevention Liaison, Healthy Lucas County
3) Anti-Bullying Consultant: Dayton Public Schools, Oregon City Schools, Washington Local Schools
4) Ohio Director, Bully Police U.S.A.
 
Curriculum/content specialist:
1) www.preventingbullying.org (a partnership between UTMC, ProMedica, Mercy Health Partners and WGTE)
2) www.utoledo.edu/tlc/bully
3) www.oregoncs.org (see link under Parents/Anti-bullying initiative)

 

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  In the News
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For the latest news about the work of Dr. Pescara-Kovach, visit Office of University Communities at UT:
 
http://www.utoledo.edu/media/experts/Lisa_Pescara-Kovach.html

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Last Updated: 3/23/15